[csw-maintainers] X11 linkage problem strategy

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Thu Nov 5 11:08:38 CET 2009

Hi Phil,

Am 04.11.2009 um 22:28 schrieb Philip Brown:
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 7:35 AM, Dagobert Michelsen <dam at opencsw.org>  
> wrote:
>> Maybe someone has a good solution on how to cope this in the  
>> general case.
>> Of course the trivial one would be to recompile everything needing  
>> x11
>> against the CSW libs, which would pull in loads of stuff even if the
>> Solaris library would be sufficient.
> This was the core of my original reluctance to have these new libs in.
> I described explicitly that this sort of thing would be inevitable :-(

The problem is that we didn't introduce the dependency just for the  
Without them most the stuff from William simply wouldn't work on  
Solaris 8.

> Recompiling certain things for the newer, csw-bundled X11 libs will
> then become required.. not because those things themselves need the
> newer stuff... but because yet other packages, depend on the first set
> of packages, and also require the newer X11 libs :-(
> Technically, we dont need to require *everything* of ours that uses
> X11. But pretty close.
> Pretty much anything of ours that touches gnome libs... or anything of
> ours that is touched BY something that touches gnome libs... will need
> to be relinked now, I think :-(

It may be worthwhile to avoid this X11 dependency when we start with  
or even Solaris 10.


Best regards

   -- Dago

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